Working and Educating for Life: Feminist and International Perspectives on Adult Education

1st Edition

Mechthild Hart

Published November 23, 2018
Reference - 262 Pages
ISBN 9781138313286 - CAT# K391006
Series: Routledge Library Editions: Adult Education

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Originally published in 1992, this book presents an alternative view of adult education. The author moves the analysis from the usual focus in adult education literature on skills and skill deficits, and concentrates instead on the educational potential of work itself. By linking issues of gender and the developing world, an alternative concept of work and productivity is formulated, serving as the basis for new approaches and paradigms in adult education. The book draws on two decades of studying critical social, political and economic, educational and feminist theory and examines the link between the international and sexual division of labour, and at the relationship between work, nature and technology.

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